LIVE REVIEW: Torches @ The Satellite, LA 8/25/12
It’s no secret that we here at The Owl Mag love to support our local music scene. So when we heard Torches was playing a show presented by the world-famous KROQ radio station, we knew we had to be there. The turnout for the night could have been a hit or miss considering the free Echo Park Rising Music Festival was right down the street (which we also attended — check it out HERE). Luckily by the time Torches came on, the venue had filled nicely.
DJ Kat Corbett (a KROQ DJ and proud supporter of LA’s indie music scene) provided the music for the night between sets. Torches started their set with with the epic sounding “Dead Face,” followed by a new song called “If The People Stare.” The band seemed a bit nervous at first but by the time they were playing fan favorite “I Want Something,” they were in perfect unison. Drummer Eric Fabbro was very intense while playing, providing extra fillers to some of their older songs. Singer/guitarist Azad’s voice commanded the music, while both him and bassist Bridgette effortlessly looped their instruments to enrich their transpiring wall of sound.
The Satellite‘s backdrop provided an almost magical feeling to the bands performance. The setlist was surprisingly not made entirely of songs from their EP Heads Full Of Rust but also included a lot of new songs, which might be a clue as to a new album on its way. In between songs the band showed gratitude and admiration to all the fans that have helped and support the band. Torches provided the perfect ending to a perfect day of music.
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